While you may feel a bit wiser and more established in your forties, many women also begin to notice changes in their bodies and how they feel about themselves. Even though aging is a natural part of life, it doesn’t mean you’re not allowed to do anything about it. The plastic surgeons at The Peer Group located in Florham Park, NJ offer many treatments and procedures that can help reverse some of the signs of aging and leave you looking and feeling like a whole new woman. Here, we share the top five procedures that women over 40 are getting to help turn back the hands of time.
While breast augmentation is a popular procedure in general, many New Jersey area women in their forties request this treatment when they begin to notice changes with their breasts. Oftentimes, as we age the breasts begin to deflate and can lose their fullness and shape. A breast augmentation procedure can give you the fuller, rounder breasts you long for and provide an instant confidence boost. Deflated breasts can be revitalized and look fuller with the help of breast implants. Most women take this opportunity to increase their cup size and get the larger breasts they’ve always wanted. Since pregnancy, nursing, age and gravity can affect a woman's breasts; it’s important to note that some women may also benefit from a breast lift. Implants will correct the size and shape of your breasts, but if they’re sagging and droopy you may need the breast lift procedure in order for the breasts to appear perky and more youthful. Women close to their forties are usually past their pregnancies and determine that it’s time to finally get the breasts they’ve always wanted.
It is common for women to hold off on a tummy tuck procedure until they’re finished having children. A tummy tuck is a great option for women who not only struggle with stubborn excess skin and fat that’s been a nuisance since pregnancy, but also for women who would like to have a trimmer waistline. Even women who have lost a good amount of weight look into a tummy tuck so they can attain a flatter, more toned abdomen and have the loose skin removed that may be the result of such weight loss. A tummy tuck will flatten and shape the abdomen by removing excess skin and fat and tightening the abdominal muscles leaving your tummy looking smooth and toned. You may have entered your forties with a tummy bulge, but that doesn’t mean it has to hang around forever.
Liposuction is a great way to get that hourglass body you’ve always dreamt of but didn’t think was possible. Liposuction is used to shape and contour the body and remove pockets of fat from various areas of the body. This procedure works well on patients who can’t get rid of the fat through diet and exercise alone. Many women in their forties also consider this procedure as their metabolism has started to slow down and they’re finding it more and more difficult to shed the excess weight. Some of the most common areas include the hips, abdomen, thighs, and love handles. The traditional method of liposuction provides great results and involves a small incision in the skin and then a small surgical tool called a cannula is used to suction out the fat leaving your body looking sculpted and more defined. Another popular option is CoolSculpting which also provides similar results to traditional liposuction but without surgery. The New Jersey area plastic surgeons at the Peer Group offer CoolSculpting as an alternative to traditional liposuction and it continues to grow in popularity. CoolSculpting is a non-invasive, no-downtime procedure that uses cold energy to freeze the fat away without damaging the surrounding skin or tissue.
While BOTOX has always been a popular choice for women of various ages, it’s probably the most common anti-aging treatment for women in their forties, and one they use on a regular basis. BOTOX works wonders on many areas of the upper face including reducing the appearance of the horizontal lines that appear on the forehead, along with the vertical lines that appear between the eyes. Another common problem area that is treated with BOTOX includes the lines that appear on the outer corners of the eyes known as the Crow’s feet. New Jersey area patients who use BOTOX on a regular basis report seeing fewer lines and wrinkles on their face and are incredibly pleased with their smoother youthful appearance.
Lines and wrinkles begin to increase in our forties as hormone levels start to dip which then affects collagen production causing the skin to lose elasticity and appear dull. Injectable fillers are good for improving the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin by filling in creases or lines and adding volume to specific areas to enhance shallow contours. Fillers are highly effective at reducing the side effects of aging and work by filling in the soft tissue that’s located underneath the skin.
One of the leading fillers that the plastic surgeons at The Peer Group use to treat New Jersey patients is Juvederm. Juvederm can be used to target specific problem areas to help create an overall smooth, even appearance. Some of its top uses include reducing the horizontal lines on the forehead, lines around the nose and mouth and it can even be used to enhance the size and fullness of the lips. Some patients use variations of Juvederm for their mid-face area too, which can give a non-surgical mini “facelift” in some patients. Patients are very pleased with the results from Juvederm and enjoy seeing their wrinkles disappear right before their eyes.
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If you’re interested in learning more about any of these procedures then please give our Florham Park, NJ plastic surgery office a call to setup an initial consultation. You’ll meet with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons who will address your concerns, conduct a physical examination, and create a customized treatment plan based on your needs.
Your age doesn’t have to define you. Give us a call today to take the first step to a new and improved you. We look forward to joining you on your journey to looking and feeling fabulous in your forties.